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environment -- we did an extensive analysis to try to make sense why we have had the problem and have had so long. host: if you would like to join the conversation from eastern and central time zones -- mountain and pacific -- and if you are a health professional -- laudan aron, here are the numbers, and we see where the united states ranks in life expectancy compared to other countries. who in the study are the comparison points and how the u.s. to? guest: the panel basically compared the health outcomes in the united states to 16 other high-income democracies. it western europe, canada, australia, japan. basically countries we consider our peers in a number of the means. we ranked dead last in life expectancy among males and the comparison group and next-to- last for females. life expectancy at birth is a cumulative indicator of multiple causes of death. but as we can see, we are not doing very well. host: the disadvantage appears to exist across all ages and demographics. do you have a sense of why? guest: well, one of the real striking findings was how many different domains we are falli
what it is like to be a policy maker trying to do different things in a partisan environment that have come to make the case why the fiscal challenges are so pressing. it is still import we were to come with a comprehensive plan to address them. campaign to fix the debt has been around for not very long but has amassed a tremendous group of support. from citizens across the country where we have 350,000 citizens to have joined the campaign, a present in 50 states, active organizations in 23 states in growing, partnerships with 205,000 small businesses. , and organizations all coming together in a way the country has to to explain why making tough choices of putting in place the policies that were required to get a hold of our nation's fiscal challenges is so important. i am proud to be joined by this tremendous group of former members of congress. i am going to turn it over to one of our three cochairs. do you have senator judd gregg and a few other people representing this new council. thank you very much. >> it is a pleasure to be here was so many of my former colleagues to serve thi
for the environment schemes that they put in place. let me deal with each of those points. the section of the budget that includes spending on research, innovation and university funding is up by over a third. the money is handed out on the basis of quality, so britain's universities are particularly well placed to benefit. we have ensured that structural funds will continue to flow to our less well-off regions, and britain's share will remain broadly the same, at around 11 billion. while we have cut spending on the common agricultural policy overall, we have protected the flexibility that will allow us to direct funds to support both the environment and the livelihoods of our farming communities. overall, this is a better-framed budget in terms of growth, jobs and competitiveness. it is disappointing that administrative costs are still around 6% of the total, but overall spending on the cap will fall by 13% compared with the last seven-year budget. research and development, and other pro-growth investment, will now account for 13% rather than 9% of the total budget. reform of eu spending is a long-
these breakthroughs in how we produced or consume our energy, you do get to a lower carbon environment. i think that that is a good thing. we should be moving that way and are moving that way. some of it has been command and control. cafe clearly was. but think about what else has happened. you have seen a shift to more renewables. you have seen a shift towards natural gas. in my state you have seen a shift in the technology that allows us to go after our fossil fuels in a manner that again is in less intensity than the other most likely alternative. so, we are reducing our emissions and that is the way that we should be going. but, again, to take an approach that has been tried and failed, cap and trade, or a carbon tax that is designed by its nature to increase prices at a time when our economy does not need to see increased energy prices, that will not get us to a lower carbon economy. i think my vision takes us there and it is not by accident. i think it is because our desire to be in a world that has more affordable abundant clean bill of verse and secure energy has taken that step -- clea
and are not in favor of gun control. if you grew up in a city, an urban environment with more guns and crime, you're probably less in favor of guns and more in favor of gun control. if that holds true, there is not going to be a huge majority in congress for gun-control. seems like it will be pretty split. there will be a lot of people that are gun owners. host: including democrats? caller: including democrats, although a smaller number. some of the ones who were gun owners said that boehner is in favor of gun control. we talked to a congressman from minnesota. he said he was a gun owner, but that he believed that some gun controls, particularly background checks, are important. to maintain safety of guns. there were 120 republicans that own guns, only 46 democrats told us that they own guns. 76% of congress answered our questions. host: why did people not answer your question? caller: they gave a variety of reasons. we had about 60 people total applying by saying that they -- declining by saying that would not talk about it. several said that it was safety reasons, that they did not think it wa
the changes in the environment, given the changes in the nature of our government, cia needs to play a part in this large a role. now the head of cia does not sit on top of the key intelligence community, but is part of a larger community that is led by another. my objective is to make sure our capabilities are leveraged and and power to responsibilities, the missions of the rest of the government, the department of the homeland security is a new creation, and they need intelligence like everyone else. when i was conveying is there was resistance at the time of the rgpa that they did not want to break some of the past practices. a lot of that resistance is overcome, and cia analyses the benefit of having someone sit on top of that committee. >> that is very helpful. i will yield back. >> that you very much, senator. senator king? you want to turn on your mike? >> thank you for your testimony and stamina to date. i should tell you in an earlier hearing secretary panetta was testifying before the armed services committee, and he strongly endorsed your nomination. i think the record church sho
threat environment. in the near term, we've agreed with the department of state to add 35 new marine security guard detachments. that's almost 1,000 marines. over the next two or three years. in addition to the 152 detachments that are in place today. we're working with state to identify those specific locations for the new detachments, and we will identify any necessary resource adjustments in order to support this initiative. although there was not a marine security guard detachment posted through the benghazi temporary mission facility, based on our review of allem bassy security incidents that occurred in september of 2012 -- embassy security incidents that occurred in september of 2012 in tunis, in khartoum and sanaa, we've went beyond their primary mission of protecting classified information. as some of you know, their primary mission is not to providing outside security. their primary mission is to protect classified information. but we believe that we can try to augment their role in terms of providing greater security protection as well. this could include the expanded use
the importance of and making sure the american people were aware of the threat environment. >> they were going on tv then? >> yet, because news reports had already broken that after -- yes, because the news reports had already broken that afternoon. this was a routine engagement with the press, as we normally do when these things are made public. >> the next paragraph says, according to the people on the call, brennan stressed that washington had inside control. >> inside control of the plot, yes. >> based on that, one would know that we had something inside. is that a fair statement? >> from that statement, it is known that the ied at the time was not a threat to the traveling public. >> would you agree with me that disclosure resulted in the outing of an asset that's true not have been outed? >> absolutely not. what i'm saying is that we were explaining to the american public why the ied was not a threat at the time it was in the control of the individual. when we stay inside control, that means we have the operation and i told those individuals there are transcripts available of that conver
in an environment and rules that work for them so things like no budget, no pay, bipartisan seeking of the house floor, so we are not always a nation divided, even with our leaders. i want to share a video with your from congressman jack kingston of georgia and the message he has about a unique relationship he has developed. let's see what he had to say. >> the thing i really don't like about k-9 is a have to sit next to jim moran. ever the don't like jim grant. it turns out were friends. he gave me a ride home that night. i would have walked if not for my arch enemy, nemesis, a democrat jim moran. that is the problem with "no labels," you start liking people he is a good guy. i always liked him anyhow, but those kinds of relationships can take place because what happens in washington just at the time when you have decided don't like somebody something like k-9 brings you together, you get to know him, and you find that your the one that was wrong. this is a great group, lots of potential, and by a wall behind it. [applause] >> that is a great message from a republican from georgia
government a stable environment for long term political economic and social development. however, as we reported, that the program had not met its primary goal of extending legitimacy of afghan government, nor has it brought the government closer to the people. in fact, my auditors found each the eight progresses experiences dramatic increases in the level of violence between 2006 and 2010. although the effects of the lgcd program on security level cannot be isolated, violence data useful indicator stability. this date certainly suggested that the program was not achieving its intended goals. likewise, in july of last year, we issued a report on the afghan infrastructure program or a.i.p. which congress created resources for large scale infrastructure projects in afghanistan. we found that five of the seven fiscal year 2011 projects were behind schedule. some of these projects may not achieve the positive coin effects for several years if at all. we also identified some instances where the projects resulted in the adverse effects. because they either created an expectation gap or lagged
access to a school that had a safe environment in which to learn, to give an opportunity that they could see college as an option, an opportunity that mr. kelly did not have. within two years at a leist school, he caught up to his classmates and now a student in college. and his sisters, who are here with us today as well, are attending the prep tower school of d.c. and on a similar path of opportunity. i visited the school yesterday, and it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids who without that school could possibly be lost. and this is what is at stake, because now they have great teachers, terrific administrators, small class sizes and every kid has got to succeed. no one should deny them this opportunity. [applause] joyce eff kelly nor any parent -- joseph kelly nor any parent should have to wait for any school system to get their act together. throughout the country, there are promising signs that we can bring our schools and children together. san francisco public schools adopted a funding mechanism. and under this policy, the more students the school attr
and india will soon surpass us or perhaps already have. some nations are creating environments so attractive to global manufacturers that companies have relocated much of their activities on foreign soil. our global trade imbalance is growing as we export less and import more. and today this imbalance includes many high-backed products. other nations are changing their policies to become more competitive and so should we. fortunately blazing trails into new frontiers is what america has always done best. to set the stange for this congress and to -- stage for this congress and to understand where america's heading, we have very knowledgeable witnesses testifying before us today. each of them thoroughly ppedses both public and private research and development efforts as well as where our global competitors are headed. members of this committee have the opportunity to work together on policies that will help america stay competitive and today's hearing is a first step. that concludes my opening statement and the gentlewoman from texas, ms. johnson, is recognized for hers. >> thank you very muc
that confront this country. when i think of the current political environment, i cannot help but share a story that another jesuit educated member of congress and a fellow italian that i had the honor to serve with, a guy named silvio conte from massachusetts, told during the time we were involved in budget negotiations, this was during the reagan administration. republicans, democrats came together with the leadership of the administration -- reagan administration. we sat in a room in the capitol working day in, day out. everything was on the table. we had defense on the table. we had disdiscretionary on the table. we had entitlements on the table and we had revenues on the table. everybody -- everything. and we were working through it trying to develop a package. leadership made very clear that we had to get this done. every time we thought we were close, somebody would stand up, walk out of the room, didn't like what was happening and, you know, it got tough. and at one meeting where somebody just got up, we thought we were close to getting a deal. it was a senator from florida that got up
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